The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as part of an initiative to promote licensure portability for military spouses, in 2021 awarded a $500,000 grant for the development of an interstate licensure compact for social workers. The compact would give social workers to practice in two or more states, giving the profession much needed license mobility.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) has drafted interstate licensing compact legislation for social workers that must be adopted by individual states. CSG is also accepting public comment on the legislation.
NASW is also holding Facebook Live events with CSG to allow stakeholders to learn more about the draft legislation and ask questions. Take time to watch the Interstate Licensing Compact Stakeholder July 26 Review Session.
You can also download slides from the presentation:
Social Work Licensure Compact Stakeholder Review Slides